Mofi: Dire Straits – Communique 2LP Set

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Mofi: Dire Straits – Communique 2LP Set

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DIRE STRAITS – COMMUNIQUÉ
180-gram 45 RPM double LP set pressed at RTI!

Communiqué reissue elevates Dire Straits’ sophomore album to a higher plane!

Collector’s 45 RPM version wider grooves allow for greater detail, musical insight

The performances on Dire Straits’ Communiqué are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band’s breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communiqué rightfully takes its place as the group’s most underrated record — a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s 180-gram 45 RPM 2LP set of Communiqué elevates Dire Straits’ sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company’s stellar playing seem even more fluent — particularly when experienced on this collector’s 45 RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.

Knopfler’s mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they’re right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity’s LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler’s seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communiqué has truly never sounded better.

1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. News
3. Where Do You Think You’re Going?
4. Communique
5. Lady Writer
6. Angel of Mercy
7. Portobello Belle
8. Single-Handed Sailor
9. Follow Me Home

Weight
0.3670 kg
Dimensions
N/A
Analogue Inputs

0

availability

Online, Store

bluetooth

Yes

colours

Black

Depth (mm)

10.8

inputs

Optical

hdmi inputs

4

hdmi outputs

1

Height (mm)

5.72

Model

MoFi LMF467

room calibration

ADAPTiQ

Subwoofer

Optional

type

Turntable Accessory

Width (mm)

97.8

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